May 2010

(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

During the Easter holidays, 30 March to 1 April, four National Diploma students studying Animal Management attended a three day residential at the Royal Vet College (RVC) in London and Herts.

Hannah Kent, Danielle Crowley, Gemma Baker and Sophie Baker submitted applications and were accepted on to the ‘Veterinary Medicine – Residential Easter School for Vocational Learners’. Here they were given an insight into vet related courses at university and experienced what it would be like to be a vet, a vet nurse and a bio-veterinary scientist.

Other items on the agenda for the students included:

• The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest Vet School in the country and is split over two campuses: a city campus in Camden, London and the rural campus in Hawkshead, Hertfordshire.

• Students visited both campuses and used state of the art facilities, including a £4.5 million LIVE centre.

• RVC have one of the largest referral practices in the country, an anatomy museum and the innovative clinical skills centre – all of which the students would have experienced.

• Students worked in partnership with experienced veterinary practitioners, academics and post graduates.

• Students were given the opportunity to quiz current undergraduates about their experiences at university.

The Easter School was organised as a part of VETNET LLN - a National Network of Veterinary schools, Universities and Colleges committed to providing opportunities for students on vocational courses to get into Higher Education.

Profiles from the four students involved can be read by clicking on their names above.